United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://gov.wales/?skip=1&lang=en
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
Section II: Object
\Welsh Education Partnership — Strategic Partnering Framework
The Welsh Government is seeking to procure a private sector delivery partner to work with it on the delivery of education [and community] facilities in Wales, under a strategic partnering agreement.
Welsh Government (‘WG’) is procuring a Private Sector Delivery Partner (‘PSDP’) to work with it on the delivery of education and community facilities in Wales. The successful PSDP and WG will be required to form a new Welsh Education Partnership Company (‘WEPCo’) vehicle, which will deliver infrastructure services to WG, local authorities and further education institutions in Wales (the ‘Participants’).
The participants and WEPCo will enter into a Strategic Partnering Agreement (‘SPA’). Under the SPA, WEPCo will be required to provide partnering services to the Participants, including:
(i) project development and delivery; and
(ii) supply chain assembly and management. The initial term of the partnering arrangement will be ten (10) years, with an optional five (5) year extension.
WEPCo will have the sole and exclusive right for the term of the SPA to nominate a subsidiary of the PSDP (being a special purpose vehicle in which the PSDP holds the majority of voting rights, or a wholly owned subsidiary of such company (a ‘Project Co’) to deliver 21st Century Schools and Colleges (Band B) Mutual Investment Model (‘MIM’) projects, provided that the relevant criteria in the SPA are met. MIM projects developed and approved under the SPA will be developed by WEPCo but delivered by Project Co which will enter into a project agreement with the relevant participant to deliver the relevant MIM project. The project agreement for education sector MIM projects will be based on templates contained within the SPA.
Participants will also be able to request that WEPCo, or a nominated wholly owned subsidiary of WEPCo, provide other project services such as the delivery of design and build capital projects for education or community facilities under the SPA, provided that the relevant criteria in the SPA are met. WEPCo and/or its subsidiaries shall enter into agreements for the delivery of capital projects and/or FM services directly with the relevant Participant. The design and build development agreement for education sector projects will be based on templates contained within the SPA.
The PSDP will be required to enter into a template form of WEPCo Shareholders' Agreement with WG to establish WEPCo. For MIM projects, Project Co, the PSDP and WG will also be required to enter into a template form of Project Co Shareholders' Agreement to establish the relevant Project Co.
Further details regarding this programme will be provided at the bidders' day described in Section II.2.14). The relevant documents which should be accessed in advance of the bidders' day, including the selection questionnaire are attached to this PIN.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This prior information notice has been submitted further to a Prior Information Notice dated 19.2.2019 with reference number 2019/S 038-085633
This Prior Information Notice has been submitted to advertise a bidders' day relating to the procurement described in Section II.2.4). This bidders' day will be held on 18.7.2019 at Voco St David's Hotel Cardiff, Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD. Please register at the following https://www.eventbrite.com/e/education-strategic-partner-procurement-market-information-day-tickets-63976860512
The relevant documents which should be accessed in advance of the bidders' day, including the selection questionnaire and the strategic partnering agreement are attached to this PIN.
It is currently envisaged that the contract notice relating to the procurement described in Section II.2.4) will be published in July 2019.
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